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Re: A possible GFDL compromise



On Sat, Sep 06, 2003 at 02:29:13PM -0400, Bob Hilliard wrote:
> Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> writes:
> 
> >     IIRC, the specific section that most people are refering to is:
> >
> >        You may not use technical measures to obstruct or control the reading
> >        or further copying of the copies you make or distribute.
> >
> > This means that you cannot publish them under DRM systems to restrict
> > the possessors of the copies.  It isn't supposed to refer to use of
> > encryption or file access control on your own copy.
> >
> > I will talk with our lawyer and see if that sentence needs to be
> > clarified.
> 
>      I believe modifying that section to read "copying of the copies
> you make and distribute" would eliminate may objections.

No, prohibiting DRM systems is unambiguously non-free under the DFSG.

It just happens to be _silly_ right now.

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